Nungubane Game Lodge

Nungubane Game Lodge

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5.0
#3 of 14 lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

Site 53, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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JonoSav wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The magnificent Waterberg forms the backdrop for beautiful views from your private patio and general lounge area. Meriam prepares fantastic tasty meals while Chris and Anushka (sorry if I spelt it wrong) make sure your every need is attended to. Happy staff reflect the relaxed yet attentive attitude of this lodge. Great place to be spoilt, relax and enjoy the bush.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 07 Dec 2020
We would like to thank you for your feedback. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know that we are on the right track. Thank you for your kind words about Meriam, Chris & Annouchka and we look forward to welcoming you back to Nungubane in the not too distant future The Nungubane Team
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Michelle DP wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Nungubane 2 weeks ago, and we had the best time. All the staff were so attentive, considerate, and super friendly - they went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Our room was clean and spacious and the size of the resort felt incredibly private and intimate. We also had amazing game sitings in Welgevonden, which was a bonus!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 27 Dec 2020
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met with all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Kim Strydom wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly memorable birthday experience. From wonderful food, remarkable game experiences and minute attention to detail, we were made to feel very special by incredible staff. Accommodation is beautiful with wonderful bush views from the main lodge and intimate chalets. Loved every minute and can't wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 17 Aug 2021
Hi Kim. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and wonderful experiences that you had during your recent visit to our Lodge to celebrate a 21st birthday bash. It was a pleasure having you as our Guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards from The Nungubane Team
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Cameron G wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A safari experience has always been something I've dreamed of doing, and safe to say that Nungubane exceeded all of my expectations and more. My fiancé and I had an absolutely incredible week away in the bush and for that we have Nungubane Game Lodge to thank.

The staff are so friendly and attentive, by the end of our stay they felt like family. Miriam and Lizzie's cooking was second to none, with various options each day to choose from. Not to mention the quality, presentation and attention to detail is of a particularly high standard.

The facilities are exceptional! Our room was cleaned each day, beds made in the morning and turned down in the evening which was a lovely touch after coming back from the game drives. The pool added the perfect opportunity to cool down throughout the day as we spent time relaxing on the sun loungers. The main deck and lookout points around the lodge were perfect for catching a glimpse of elephants, zebras and giraffes as they moved through the bush or drank from the watering hole.

Throughout our stay we were taken care of by the manager Chris, and two wonderful rangers, Keegan and Anoushka. Thank you so much for making our game drives unforgettable and unique. Keegan and Anoushka have incredible knowledge of the bush and every day felt like a new adventure. We were able to see some fantastic sightings and encounters with wildlife that will stay with us forever and be talked about with friends and family for years to come.

I would confidently recommend Nungubane to anyone and everyone. The value for money is exceptional and we will definitely be back again hopefully very soon.

Thank you again to the team at Nungubane for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi Cameron Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us following upon your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that your visit exceeded your expectations and that you thoroughly enjoyed your weeks vacation with us. We so look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Nicole L wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our 1st trip to Nungubane and wow what a wonderful weekend it was. The lodge is beautifully positioned with an amazing view. The accommodation was beautiful and private. The beds very comfortable and the fire place was lovely. The food was absolutely delicious and offered a great variety of beautifully prepared food. The staff were warm and welcoming and made us feel very special. Our guide was Anushka and she was super lovely. Friendly, informative and she has a wonderful sense of humour. She is takes pride in making sure her guests are happy and is very accommodating with personal needs and requests. We loved every minute and would love to return.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Hi Nicole We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful weekend with us and experienced the magic on congeniality of Nungubane. We so look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. The Nungubane Team
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Xenephin wrote a review Oct 2020
Midrand, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 3 couples and spent 3 spectacular nights at the lodge. From our arrival to our departure there was not a moment we didn't feel like the whole lodge revolved around us. The service was exceptional as was the food.

Our taste buds were spoilt by Miriam and her very competent kitchen team including a starry "braai" in the Boma.

We had Anuschka as our guide and she VERY knowledgeable and friendly with a decent dose of humor.

The only sad part was our departure.

To Chris and his team, we hope to see you again soon!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hospitality is the hallmark of the Nungubane experience and we are so pleased to have been able to share this with you along with Meriam's culinary delights. Till next time From The Nungubane Team
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Graham Janet H wrote a review Oct 2023
Blackburn, United Kingdom20 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first safari and Nungubane was recommended to us by our friends, and it didn’t disappoint.
Our guide Keegan was very knowledgeable and his easy manner helped make our 3 day stay a fabulous adventure. With Kyra running front of house they certainly make a perfect duo. The staff were so attentive and the food was delicious, also their singing was a joy to listen to.

We seen lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, buffalo and so much more.

We would highly recommend this wonderful lodge.

Graham & Janet
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 08 Oct 2023
Hi Graham & Janet. So pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and sincerely hope to see you again sometime soon. The Nungubane Team
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Bekker family wrote a review Aug 2022
Belleville, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first trip to Nungubane and I hope it won't be our last.

We had a family reunion at the lodge and words cannot do it justice.

From the time we arrived, we felt welcomed. The lodge is beautifully positioned with a spectacular view. The rooms are well appointed and every need taken care of. The staff are wonderful and are very accommodating. The game drives with Keegan were excellent - he has great knowledge of the animals, birds and Welgevonden. Chris was a very hospitable host and has great drumming skills.
Meriam was a wonderful chef and was able to adapt meals to suit everyone. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Toomi was a treat. Lizzie sat and spoke to my Mom when we were on a game drive.

It is the attention to detail that make Nungubane a wonderful place to visit.

Congratulations to the whole team!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 10 Aug 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review and highlight the wonderful experiences that you had with Keegan and the Team. It was a pleasure having you as our Guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards from The Nungubane Team
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Elmo Labuschagne wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I have travelled extensively national and internationally, but I have never experienced a better , personal bush breakaway like Nungubane. The staff were on point 100% of the time, from the most incredible 5 star breakfasts, lunches and dinners to cocktail specialities. The bush is filled with animals comfortable enough to walk right up to the game drive vehicle, with our guide (Keegan) sharing his extensive knowledge about the bush and its residents. Enjoy the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, either in the bush or in your very own private villas. Special shout out to Keegan and Kyra with a phenomenal team. Always there, always smiling. I will most definitely be back, and we are bringing friends. Much love for Nungubane.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 18 Oct 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review and highlight the wonderful experiences that you had with Keegan and the Team. It was a pleasure having you as our Guests and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon. Warm regards from The Nungubane Team
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AVASHA N wrote a review Jul 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa134 contributions25 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nungubane Lodge exceeded our expectations.
Kyra and Keegan were awesome.
Keegan’s bush knowledge and easy nature made every day an adventure.
Kyra’s warmth and humour were genuine and appreciated by all members of our family.
The staff put our needs first every day there.
Vegetarian meals were thoughtful and delicious- all dietary requirements were considered and we definitely over-ate 😁
The Lodge is intimate so we never felt like guests, but rather part of a special family.
It was heartwarming to see healthy and horned Rhino, and the Lion pride kept us entertained too.
We loved our stay💕💕💕
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 27 Jul 2023
We are so glad that your stay with us and your birthday trip exceeded all your expectations. Hopefully we will see you back soon. From The Nungubane Team
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PRICE RANGE
R 8,528 - R 9,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nungubane game hotel waterberg
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergWelgevonden Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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